Kinesio Tape was developed over 30 years ago. The goal was to provide the support of traditional tape, while allowing a full range of motion. That’s important if you want to be able to compete at a high level, or just move comfortably. If you’re injured or in pain, you can get relief from a Kinesio Tape application.
You’ve probably seen professional and amateur athletes wearing Kinesio Tape. Some use it to help reduce pain and inflammation from an injury. Others use it to help support muscles and joints, and speed healing. And now, everybody can enjoy the benefits of Kinesio Tape.
Want to know if Kinesio Tape can help you? Give us a call! Dr. McGahey is a fully certified Kinesio Taping practitioner, and has been doing it for years. Athletes commonly use tape, and has applications that can help just about everybody, but it has to be applied correctly.
What Does Kinesio Taping Do?
Kinesio Tape provides a number of benefits. One of the most important is that it can help to stimulate the body’s natural healing process.
That makes it great for acute conditions like whiplash, or a sports injury. It can also help with healing chronic overuse conditions that just aren’t getting better on their own.
When properly applied, Kinesio Tape can:
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Speed up healing
- Relax tight or overworked muscles
- Support and stabilize muscles and joints
- Improve posture
What Makes Kinesio Tape Different?
People in the United States most commonly use regular athletic tape. It may not be the best though. Regular tape has many limitations. It is very stiff and restrictive, and compresses your skin.
Regular athletic tape can only be worn for a short period of time, and has no therapeutic benefit. It simply makes things tight – which means it makes you tight. That’s great if you’re not planning on doing anything (like moving).
Kinesio Taping provides the same support as regular tape, without restricting your movement. As a result you’ll forget you’re even wearing it, because it moves and breathes like skin.
The Benefits of Kinesio Tape
An application of Kinesio Tape can last as long as 3-5 days. You can wear it in the bath, shower or pool, and even for open water swimming.
- Creates a lifting effect on the skin to improve circulation
- Heat activated acrylic adhesive (no latex)
- Can be worn for 3-5 days even in the bath, shower and pool
- Provides therapeutic benefit 24-hours a day
- Soft cotton fiber that moves with you (and cool colors!)
Want to Give Kinesio Tape a Try?
Dr. Keith McGahey is a fully certified Kinesio Taping practitioner. He can provide expert Kinesio Tape applications for your specific needs. He can also teach you to apply the tape yourself – how you do it matters. A lot!
Get Help Now!
No referral is necessary. Schedule an appointment with Dr. McGahey and give Kinesio Tape a try. You’ll be glad you did!